Dr. Jabbar Patel

Dr. Jabbar Patel is an acclaimed film maker and theater personality of India. He is best known for his landmark films in Marathi like 'Saamna', 'Sinhasan', 'Jait Re Jait' and 'Umbartha', and the biopic 'Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar'. One of his best creations is the late Vijay Tendulkar's play 'Ghashiram Kotwal', which is considered as a modern day theater classic in India. He founded the 'Theatre Academy' experimental drama group in Pune in the early 70s, which has presented some inspiring Marathi plays over the years.


Prof. Samar Nakhate

Film Guru Prof. Samar Nakhate 

Director, MIT School of Film & Television

Specialization in BSc & MSc Film Making

His passion of Film Making is unmatched, and reflects in his enthusiasm and energy in imparting his in depth knowledge at his filmmaking workshops. An outspoken advocate of the importance of education, his teaching has been an inspiration to countless students of the visual arts. He is also a founder member of “Theatre Academy” and has created a number of successful one act and full length plays.


Associate Director

Prof. Amit Tyagi

Associate Director, MIT School of Film & Television

Associate Director Amit Tyagi former Dean of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), alumni of St.Stephen’s College Delhi and FTII, Pune with over 37 years international film industry rich experience manages academics and administration of MIT School of Film & Television.

He has to his credit as Director and Scriptwriter in Public Sector organizations such as Film Division, NFDC,Children’s Film Society and Doordarshan Channel 1 for programs : “Hum Paanchi Ek Dal Ke” ,”Bhart Ke Khoj”, ”Sitraon Ki Duniya’, and ”Mera Puppy Kyon Nahi ho Sakta”, Turning Point”, “The Alien Embrace”, and “Surabhi.”

Written and directed documentaries such as the “The Caregivers” for Public Sector Broadcasting Trust, New Delhi.  ‘Behta Zehar”(Flowing Poison) on river pollution in Western Uttar Pradesh. India-Africa : A partnership for growth”, Documentary for Ministry of External Affairs.In the private sector he has to his credit “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”, Anand Patwardhan’s “Hamara Shehar”, and “Telehoise”with Javed Jaffri.

Our Faculty

Mr. Gyanesh Kelkar

Assistant Prof. Sound Recording & Designing

After completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Audiography from FTII, Gyanesh worked with various renowned filmmakers as a sound designer. Queen, Shandaar and Dussera to name a few are some of his contributions as a sound mixing designer. Other than this he has a strong back up of academic experience.

Mr. Baiju Kurup

Associate Prof. Editing

A post graduate - M.A. in Fine Art History from MS University, Baroda. Followed by PG Diploma in Editing from FTII, Pune. Ever since his post graduation, he has been teaching visual media, and conducting workshops for filmmaking, editing, visual appreciation. He headed Edit and Sound department ofL.V .Prasad Film&T.V Academy Thiruvananthapuram for four years .He has industry experience in all areas of filmmaking from the scripting to post-production. He has been the editor for many feature films: including the award-winning Malayalam films Thakarachenda, Kaliyorukkam,and Vimanam. Hindi feature films Waiting Room and Aazan, and in Arabic Azeel. Moreover He has worked in more than 50 documentaries and 30 short films as editor, many of which have won laurels at various international film festivals. He has worked for more than 50 ad films and spots for national and international agencies. He has also extensively contributed as Creative Consultant for concepts and storyboards At present he is actively involved with the content development for 360 cinema and transmedia .

Mr. Shrikant Agawane

Assistant Prof. Direction
A post graduate in Film Direction from SRFTI, has taught in F.T.I.I., Pune for 2 years as a full time faculty in Direction Dept. (Films) also in several other institutes like MET, DGMS and Atharva Film & Television Institute as a visiting faculty.

He express himself and his experiences through Fiction, Non-fiction and New Media, keeping city as a pivotal point. He has received Film fellowships from TISS (2009) and PSBT (2008, 2013) to make documentaries. And has been awarded ‘Artist in Residency’ fellowships in Austria (2011), Germany (2015) and Colombia (2016).

As a faculty for film direction he imparts basic to advance aspects of film production in all genre of filmmaking and works on a day to day practical shooting schedules with the students.

Mr. Indraneel Lahiri

Assistant Professor Cinematography:

Indraneel a cinematography graduate of FTII was introduced to world cinema through film festivals in Kolkata. Being a film enthusiast, he graduated specializing in “videography and film studies” from St. Xavier’s college, Kolkata.  After graduating he started to make social developmental films for organizations and took up a job as an assistant director for two TV shows for ETV Bangla. He had worked with professional video cameras before and in FTII he got the opportunity to work and experiment on 16 mm and 35 mm film stock. With the experience of shooting on high end cameras he joined as an associate cinematographer on the TV series Powder which was one of the first projects in India to be shot on Red Cameras. He shot many of the episodes himself as the cinematographer and operative cameraman later. He took up film projects as Associate cinematographer shot on celluloid/ Red/ Alexa cameras in Mumbai and Telegu industry. The experience he gathered from a combination of ethnographic work, documentary cinematography and filmmaking has helped immensely in sculpting a nuanced personal vision in him, which he believes is very crucial for an image maker, a director of photography, a cinematographer. In 2015, he received the National Award for Best Cinematography for his work on a docu-fiction feature length film “Aamaar Katha- Story of Binodini” produced by Films Division on the life of late nineteenth century theatre actress, Binodini.

Ms. Shobhita Thakur

Assistant Prof. Editing
A post graduate in film editing from Film & Television Institute of India Pune and a former faculty of DYPWWI has to her credit several hats in film and television industry having worked as Associate Director “Paranthe Wali Gali” , Screenplay of Shambhala: a Tale of Love, Screenplay Researcher with Rajan Khosa Films and Rose Movies non-fiction “Myths &, Legends of India (EPIC TV2013) and Anurag Basu’s Havells Shock Laga & Fair &, Lovely 5 Crore Challenge with Yami Gautam, Classmate Spell Bee & British Council Corporate Films. Big Bazaar PHS TVC for Showandell Productions. With the varied experience she is able to give complete knowledge in nonlinear editing of films and television productions on Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere editing platforms which are widely used in the industry.

Mr. Phani Kiran Dhamara

Assistant Professor - Editing

A post graduate in film editing from  Film &Television Institute of India Pune and certified from  Film preservation and restoration school of India, Mumbai has sound experience on all editing platforms Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and  De Vinci Resolve systems

Our Advisory Board


Renowned Actor

Mammooty, a 3 time National Award winning actor, has over 350 films to his credit. He has performed stellar roles in multiple languages including Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada. He won national recognition for his role in the film Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and is regarded as one of the finest actors in the country.

Mani Ratnam

Renowned Filmmaker

Director, screenplay writer and producer, Mani Ratnam is recognized as one of the finest Indian filmmakers of all time. Some of his noteworthy films include Mouna Ragam, Roja, Bombay, Nayagan, Thalapathi etc. His films have won 5 National Awards and are also known for their outstanding music compositions.

Goutam Ghose

Renowned Filmmaker

Goutam Ghose is an acclaimed Bengali film director, who is also recognized for his outstanding talent as a music composer and cinematographer. He has also made films in Telugu and Hindi. A multiple National Award winner, he has a diverse body of work that includes films like Dakhal, Paar, Antarjali Yatra and the commended documentary, Kalahandi.

Shaji Karun

Renowned Filmmaker

Shaji Karun is a film director and cinematographer from Kerala who has made some landmark films during his career that spans over 28 years. He is also known for a number of documentaries and short films. His very first film, Piravi, won an award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. Some of his best films include Swaham, Vanaprastham, Thampu, and Kanchan Sita.

Girish Kasarvalli

Renowned Filmmaker

Girish Kasarvalli is one of the most respected directors in Karnataka. He is also recognized as a pioneer of parallel Indian cinema. His very first film, Ghatashraddha, won the SwarnaKamal at the National Awards in 1977. His acclaimed films include Tabarana Kathe, Thaayi Saheba, Dweepa, and Naayi Neralu.

Jahnu Barua

Renowned Filmmaker

Jahnu Barua is a multiple National Award winning director from Assam, and has also made his mark in the Hindi film industry. He is known for his sensitive handling of off-beat subjects. Some of his best films include Aparoopa, Ajeya, Baandhon, and Xagoroloi Bohudoor.

Ujwal Nirgudkar

Technical Advisor

Mr. Nirgudkar has been active in the field of Film and Digital Technology for the past 34 years. The first Indian to hold U.S. patents in Motion Picture Technology, he is also India's representative on Hollywood's technical committee. A firm believer in the importance of technical education, Mr. Nirgudkar has been associated with a number of film institutes of international repute.

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